October 4, 2013

    Published October 04, 2013


    Mohamed Hassan, a well-known blogger and activist in Bahrain, is carried by friends and relatives at a celebration of his release from jail outside his home in Sitra. Hassan, who spent more than two months in jail, said he was released on bail and may still face trial on charges of organizing Tamarod Bahrain, or Bahrain Rebellion, a movement inspired by Egyptian pro-democracy protesters.


    Furloughed federal workers protest outside the U.S. Capitol to demand an end to the lockout of federal workers caused by the government shutdown in Washington, D.C.


    Authorities prepare to search an apartment building in Stamford, Connecticut. Federal agents, bomb squad units and local police searched the Stamford Connecticut residence of Miriam Carey who led law enforcement officers on a dramatic car chase near the White House to the U.S. Capitol. Law enforcement officers shot and killed the driver, media reported.


    A dog urinates on a new work by British graffiti artist Banksy on West 24th street in New York City, Oct. 3, 2013.


    Thaneswar Guragai makes an attempt to break a Guinness World Record by keeping a basketball spinning on his nose for seven seconds, in Kathmandu, Nepal.


    Dragonfly resting on stargazer lilies in Bournemouth, UK (Photo taken by Sandra Griffin/UK/VOA reader)


    A worker rests on piles of cotton at a ginning factory in Wuhu, Anhui province, China


    A truck dumps five-Rappen coins in the center of the Federal Square during a an event organized by the Committee for the initiative "CHF 2,500 monthly for everyone" (Grundeinkommen) in Bern, Switzerland. The Committee delivered 126,000 signatures to the Chancellery to propose a change in the constitution to implement their initiative which aims to have a minimum monthly disposal household income of CHF 2,500 (US$ 2,700) given by the government to every citizen living in Switzerland.


    A Syrian refugee prevents another one from jumping from the top of a building as they protest at the ferry terminal in Calais, northern France. A team of British border police began talks with Syrian refugees, some on hunger strike, who are blocking a gangway at a ferry terminal in Calais in a desperate bid to win asylum in Britain.


    Royal Australian Navy warships led by HMAS Sydney (R) enter Sydney Harbor as part of the International Fleet Review celebrations. The Review marks the centenary of the first entrance into Sydney by the Royal Australian Navy's fleet, according to the Navy.


    Volunteers clean the chairs at Busan Cinema center where the Busan International Film Festival screenings are held in Busan, south of Seoul, South Korea.


    Indian boatmen pull out a man trapped in a swamp after heavy rainfall at Sangam in Allahabad.

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